A Youngsville man was charged for a road rage incident last weekend by Knightdale police.
Brandon Abercrombie, 28, was initially charged with DWI, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon. Police later charged him with felony serious injury by vehicle.
Knightdale Capt. Lawrence Capps said Abercrombie ran a car with three people in it off the road on Knightdale Boulevard near Old Knight Road. Capps said Abercrombie rammed his car into the victims’ vehicle but didn’t recall doing so.
The collision sent one passenger in the car to the hospital, where it was later confirmed he had broken bones in his back. That injury prompted police to bring the felony serious injury by vehicle against Abercrombie, Capps said.
Police are still investigating if Abercrombie was under the influence of drugs.
“(When an officer) interviewed him at the scene, he didn't know what happened,” Capps said. “It appears to be a very random act, probably a result of his impairment.”
Capps said it doesn’t appear that Abercrombie knew any of the three males in the other car.
In March 2007, Abercrombie was charged in Wake Forest for going 59 mph in a 45 mph zone and having an open container of alcohol. He was placed on a yearlong probation for the second charge.
Three years before that, also in Wake Forest, Abercrombie was charged with reckless driving to endanger. The charge was reduced to an unsafe movement violation and a judge issued a prayer for judgement.
Abercrombie will appear in court Oct. 13 to answer the charges brought against him by theKnightdale police.